A high court judge has granted a judicial review to determine whether recent increases to women’s state pension age were lawful.
The case was brought by Back To 60, a campaign group representing women born in the 1950s who have borne the brunt of recent of increases to the state pension age. Until 2010, women received their state pension at age 60.
However, this has gradually been increasing and currently state pension age is 65 for both men and women and will increase to 67 by 2028. State pension ages rose faster for women, in order for them to be equalised with men’s. Back To 60 and other campaign groups, notably WASPI (Women Against State Pension Increases) argue that many women born in the 1950s were not warned of the changes and have suffered financial hardship as a result.
Back To 60 is campaigning for all women born during the 1950s to have their financial position restored to the position it would have been, had the state pension age remained at 60.